Il Vicolo

Il Vicolo

Tucked away down Crown Passage, a narrow hickledy pickledy ally running off Pall Mall parallel to St James’s Street, among the pubs, Davy’s Wine Bar, tailor and sandwich shops, is an Italian restaurant named Il Vicolo. Family run for some 20 years now, and listed in the Michelin Guide many times, it’s an unsung and…

Recipes from an Italian Butcher

Recipes from an Italian Butcher

First published in 1950 with recipes taken from the length and breadth of Italy, The Silver Spoon has become the de facto bible of Italian cooking. Since the first English language publication by Phaidon in 2005, it has spawned a series of related books published under the authorship of The Silver Spoon Kitchen. The latest…

Banco 32

Banco 32

Often some of the best meals you have when travelling are in places you stumble across one day. And, just occasionally when abroad, you end up eating somewhere that ignites your imagination and makes you ask why there is nothing like it in your home city. One such restaurant is Cal Pep in Barcelona, a…

Pesto

Pesto

Pesto maybe one of the simplest things to make, but it’s also one of the most useful ingredients to have in the fridge. It goes with pretty much everything and can be adapted easily this way or that. It’s also true to say that, given the cost of pine nuts, it’s cheaper to buy the…